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Jerry Blevins hopes to be back this season

New York Mets manager Terry Collins checks on

New York Mets manager Terry Collins checks on relief pitcher Jerry Blevins after he was hit by a batted ball in the seventh inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Blevins suffered a fractured left forearm. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mets lefthanded reliever Jerry Blevins, who re-fractured his left forearm while stepping off a curb Aug. 3, according to the team, believes he is "good to go" after having surgery.

Blevins said a plate and screws were put into his arm during a procedure in Boston on Monday. He fractured his distal radius bone the first time after getting hit by a line drive in a game on April 19.

"Pretty disappointed, as you can imagine, but it wasn't a serious fall," Blevins said Friday at Citi Field. "I just slipped and caught myself. I guess it was meant to be."

Asked about his future with the Mets, Blevins said he will rehab as soon as he's ready with the mindset that he can play this year. He said the club hasn't told him anything about his future with the team.

"If I'm ready to go and we make it far, I'm going to do my best to get back," Blevins said. "There's no timetable, it's doctor's clearance and how I'm feeling. I'm going to push to be ready for the playoffs and do my best, but it's not really in my hands anymore."

Blevins is 1-0 in seven games and hasn't surrendered a run in five innings.


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